Finally managed to have all tools and info in one window with the help of tmux. The following data is now available while logging QSOs (bottom of the screen, left to right):
* selected band on the PA
* PEP/Average Power of last transmission
* SWR during last transmission
* temperature reported by the PA
* temperature/humidity inside the rack
* outside temperature/humidity
Data of the power amplifier is queried via a serial port, temp/humidity is gathered with two DHT22 sensors via GPIO pins.
After I finally connected my garden house to the GAN (garden area network) I am now starting a little experiment. Moved my Hermes Lite 2 SDR into the garden house, added a network enabled remote antenna switch and put everything in a plastic box on the inner side of the wall, right there where my antennas are placed outside. This is now a remote operated station but still on the property with shorter coax cables, better grounding options and reduced pot. lightning damage. Feels weird but fun.
SDR TRX + VPN = Awesome! I added a rpi3 to my home network, moved it into the DMZ, set up some firewall rules and installed Wireguard on the pi. With the SDR software on the laptop I can now dial into my home network and establish a connection with the Hermes Lite. Just had my first remote SDR QRP QSO with F4IXL/P and am pretty impressed how nicely it worked.
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